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Senior Accountant

Company: SALT RIVER PROJECT
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.Job BriefThis position is part of the Financial Reporting team within Corporate Accounting Services. Financial Reporting provides, operates and maintains the company's accounting records for the production of corporate financial statements and budgets, which are used by all levels of SRP management to make financial and operational decisions on a timely basis. Job ResponsibilitiesResponsible for producing timely and accurate monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.Prepare month-end journal entries and account reconciliations to ensure proper accounting in compliance with established financial controls and policies.Perform budget-to-actual comparison financial analysis, investigate significant variances and provide commentary.Prepare financial statement, special-purpose entity and other presentations for board committees, executive management and governmental agencies.Provide internal consulting and special reporting on an as-needed basis for accounting-related matters on a company-wide basis.Review contracts, leases and other agreements for proper accounting treatment.Assist in determining the basis and allocation of distributable costs.Work with individuals in other departments within the company.Demonstrate good communication and customer service skills with individuals both within and outside the organization.Participate with analysts from application services, on developing new financial systems. Responsible for identification of requirements, functional design, testing, documentation and training.EducationCompletion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution that prepares the employee for the assignment.ExperiencePromotion to level 2 requires a minimum of two years experience at level 1; demonstrated capability to perform advanced and more difficult work as determined by the supervisor. Promotion to senior level requires a minimum of three years experience at level 2; is fully competent in all aspects of functional area of assignment and as such would be recognized as a specialist in area of assignment and may have periodic or occasional lead responsibilities.Additional InformationBachelor's Degree in Accounting or finance is preferred.Public accounting or utility accounting experience strongly preferred.Active CPA license and experience at a Big 4 or other national public accounting firm is strongly preferred.High degree of confidentiality required.Ability to handle stress from cutoff and accounting period closings and work deadlines.Attention to detail and ability to meet reporting deadlines are critical. Technical accounting experience with revenue recognition, leases, derivatives asset retirement obligations and defined benefit obligations a plus.Strong computer skills required. Experience with Excel, SAP and PowerPlan preferred.Requisition DetailsRequisition ID:10117EOE - SRP encourages a diverse workforceAll candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.Why Work at SRPSRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:* 401(k) plan with employer matching* Retirement pension* Paid vacation* Parental leave* Holiday pay* Sick leave* Medical, vision, dental and life insurance* Wellness programs* Pre-tax benefits* Short and long-term disability plans* Tuition assistance

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